Sunday, February 10, 2008

Whoosh! There Goes the Weekend

Another weekend has just zoomed by. It's been a cold and wintry one too.

Just after I posted about how grey things were, the snow came down with a vengeance, bleaching the landscape with pure white drifts. The weather weighs down on my spirits till I feel flat, like a can of gingerale left out on the counter. I've got no zip, no fizz. At least I'm not depressed.

On Sundays, Dexter and I are taking an obedience class just outside the city of London. Today, the snow was blowing across the road reducing the visibility to nil. I've never driven in worse. We made it to class just fine, and so did the rest of the dogs and their owners. I'm glad we did because the class was great! Dexter is learning some agility techniques. He's done the ramp, the tunnel and today it was weaving through the poles. Plus, there were strange dogs today, which would have set him off before, but now, he was a well mannered gentleman. Perhaps we will do some real agility training after this class.

I managed to finish a pair of socks this week. A plain pair that will be a birthday present for my mother-in-law. I think she'll enjoy the bright colors.

Yarn: Kroy Crazy Stripes
Needles: 2.25mm
Pattern: 72sts, short row toe and heel, ribbed leg (k3, p1) 4 rows of k1, p1 at the very top so I could finish them off with a tubular sewn bind off, which makes for a very stretchy edge.

One sock off the needles, one sock on the needles. Dexter helped me start a new sock.


  1. Noble doggie book-holder!

  2. I agree with you about New Style in Heirloom Knitting -- it will keep me company in my retirement!

  3. aawwww! You got a doggy lap warmer - SO useful with this weather. (too cute)

  4. Aw, the picture of Dexter on your lap is so sweet! I am so happy that he is progressing so well. Agility training could be loads of fun!

  5. Awww, what a sweet helper. It's a testament to your dedication that you made it through the storm to agility classes. They sound fun! Maybe we'll see some pics of some tricks =)

  6. Dexter is the cutest afghan ever.

  7. That's a pretty nice garden shed - a Jim special?

  8. I love the bright socks!